Candy Striper Program

Candy Striper volunteers of 2023
Group of Junior Candy Striper volunteers 

2024 Candy Striper Program

Our goal is to provide positive, energetic students of ages 14 to 18, who are possibly interested in health care or other real world experience, with an environment and an opportunity to learn, help others, build friendships, and give back. The program also provides assistance to departments that could use extra sets of hands. Please be sure to take a look at the program overview and requirements as we are implementing some changes this year. Note that due to the volume of applications we receive, and the specific requirements of the program, we are unable to place every applicant.

Application Requirements

Acceptance into the program is contingent upon the below:

  • Must be at least 14 years old by the date of orientation
  • Must complete online application when available during application window dates. See respective location options below.
  • Must perform group interview in-person
  • Must complete health screening and be approved by MUSC Employee Health Services
    • Immunization records (2 MMR, 2 Varicella, Tdap, and Hep B) need to be provided at screening for successful clearance
  • Must provide a letter of recommendation which can be from a teacher, guidance counselor, employer, leader of applicable student organization, etc.

Our program is available throughout the MUSC Health system of South Carolina.